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Cates-Brown Memorial

Muscadine Methodist Church, Muscadine, Alabama

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The annual singing in memory of the Walker Cates and Herbert Brown families was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Jeff Sheppard leading 32t. Cecil Roberts offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Jeff Sheppard 61; Cecil Roberts 97, 277; Pearl Guier 122, 448b. The class was organized with the following officers elected to serve: Co-Chairmen—Jeff Sheppard and B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier and Margie Smith.

Leaders: B.M. Smith 101t, 123t; Stanley Edwards 131b, 436; Virginia Dyer 192, 193, 195; Tony Hammock 83b, 112; Pam Nunn 65, 528; Michael Thompson 314, 292; Rene Greene 137, 217.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Jeff Sheppard leading 78. Leaders: Oscar McGuire 415, 344; Donna Bell 276, 209; Lonnie Rogers 33b, 318; Judy Mincey 474, 347; Bentley McGuire 327, 329; Ann Simpson 317, 335; Charlene Wallace 99, 171; John Plunkett 464, 353; Karen Rollins 46 (in memory of Jimmie Denny), 196; Jesse Pearlman-Karlsberg 549, 316; Margie Smith 225t.

LUNCH

The afternoon session was called to order by B.M. Smith leading 212. Leaders: Karleen Williams 222, 45t; Danny Arms 309, 232; Reba Windom 299, 546; Judy Chambless 399t, 34t; Joyce Walton 197; Robert Chambless 159, 77t; Marilyn Bradley and Stanley Edwards 77b, 303; Sharon DuPriest 300, 216; Richard DeLong 399b, 458; Evelyn Harris 155, 47t; Jeff Sheppard, Rene Greene, and Pam Nunn 269.

Announcements were made. Jeff Sheppard, B.M. Smith, and Cecil Roberts led 62 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by Cecil Roberts.

Co-Chairmen—Jeff Sheppard and B.M. Smith; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Shelbie Sheppard